The horses featured on this page are currently in my "Show String" being showed this season or youngsters that are either currently in training or will be going into training to be added to the show-string in the future!
Keep an eye on this page (or my "Ranch News" page) for updates on how they're doing
It's VERY EXCITING to see these colts excelling in the show pen!!
DFN SPOOKY CAT
Sorrel Tovero GELDING May 24, 2015
"Little Larry" as he's currently being called at the ranch is out of my Omega Kitty mare, who is a daughter of the great High Brow Cat, and he’s sired by none other than my APHA sire SPOOKS DELTA DUDE. That means, that this little guy, is a grandson of both High Brow Cat and Spooks Gotta Gun.
Larry has been in training with Tyler Darroch of Darroch Performance Horses and had an exceptional start to his show career in 2018 and has been showing in Cow Horse Derby’s in 2019 & 2020. In 2020 Larry also added some success in some Open Hackamore classes to his accomplishments
DFN SPOOKY CAT currently has over $28,000 in earnings & was
**EQUISTAT #1 APHA REINED COW HORSE in 2020!!!**
Other notable achievements:
2018 Northern Alberta Cow Horse Club Futurity, OPEN FUTURITY CHAMPION! (also, hi-rein score and hi-fence score)
2018 CANADIAN SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY -- OPEN FUTURITY CHAMPION, & LIMIT-OPEN FUTURITY CHAMPION (tied for hi-herd score *across ALL classes*, & 3rd in the Bonus “Fence Challenge” behind only the two top Open Bridle Horses!!)
2019 ALBERTA SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY & DAVE ROBSON DERBY – LIMITED OPEN DERBY RESERVE CHAMPION & LEVEL 1 OPEN DERBY RESERVE CHAMPION
2019 CANADIAN SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY -- RESERVE CHAMPION OPEN DERBY & CHAMPION LIMITED OPEN DERBY !!!
2020 COW UP ON THE PRAIRIE - 3RD LEVEL 1 LIMITED OPEN
2020 CLASSIC COW HORSE - CHAMPION LEVEL 1 LIMITED OPEN, 2nd SRCHA STALLION INCENTIVE OPEN DERBY & 1st Open Hackamore (Saturday)
2020 ALBERTA SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY - RESERVE CHAMPION LEVEL 1 LIMITED OPEN DERBY, 4th LIMITED OPEN DERBY, 1st OPEN HACKAMORE
2020 COW TOWN DERBY - CHAMPION LIMITED OPEN DERBY
2020 NARCHC FUTURITY/DERBY - RESERVE CHAMPION LIMITED OPEN DERBY, 1st OPEN HACKAMORE
2020 CANADIAN SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY - RESERVE CHAMPION LIMITED OPEN DERBY, 5th OPEN DERBY
*** 2020 NRCHA CANADIAN REGIONAL CHAMPION - LIMITED OPEN HACKAMORE ***
***** At the 2021 NRCHA Celebration of Champions in Fort Worth, Texas DFN SPOOKY CAT placed 6th in the WORLD in the Limited Open Hackamore Class!! He was one out of a very short list of APHA horses to make the finals at this World Championship Event!!! *****
2021 ARCHA Cow Town Derby – Reserve Champion Open 2-Rein Spectacular
2021 SRCHA Classic Cow Horse – Open 2-Rein Champion
2021 NARCHC Futurity/Derby – Open Bridle/2-Rein Spectacular Champion & Open Bridle/2-Rein Champion
Thank-you to Tyler Darroch and the team at Darroch Performance Horses for all your work with Larry and all the help and guidance helping me make the right decisions as to what is best for him!!
Larry is currently NOT FOR SALE !
HIGH BROW CAT
HIGH BROW HICKORY
SMART LITTLE KITTY
CHEX MY SMOKE
DOCS TOM THUMB
DFN SPOOKS BELLE LENA (AKA Bella)
2016 Sorrel Tobiano Fillly
Spooks Delta Dude x Elphabelena (QH)
Bella is a super-well-built filly and a definite show prospect !! Quick, catty & good bone & size, she’s easy to get along with in one of the prettiest packages you’ll see in the show pen!!
Bella started her show career in summer of 2019 and at her first cow horse show in Saskatoon, SK was named Sask Reined Cow Horse Association’s Stallion Incentive Program NON-PRO FUTURITY CHAMPION!!
Some of Bella's career highlights include:
2019 SRCHA STALLION INCENTIVE PROGRAM - NON PRO FUTURITY CHAMPION
2019 CANADIAN SUPREME - NON PRO FUTURITY - HIGH FENCE SCORE
2019 NORTHERN ALBERTA REINED COW HORSE CLUB FUTURITY/DERBY - NON PRO FUTURITY RESERVE CHAMPION + Non Pro Futurity High Score Herd-work
2019 CANADIAN SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY - NON PRO FUTURITY RESERVE CHAMPION + Non Pro Futurity High Score Fence-work
2020 SRCHA CLASSIC COW HORSE - NON PRO DERBY RESERVE CHAMPION, & SRCHA Stallion Incentive Program Non Pro Derby CHAMPION!!
2021 SRCHA CLASSIC COW HORSE - SRCHA Stallion Incentive Program Non Pro Derby CHAMPION!!
In 2022/2023 Bella will be taking a break from the show-pen and will be given the opportunity to try a different job (at least for a while) and try to produce some babies at least as awesome as she is!! In spring of 2022 she will be bred to the great Cats Picasso!! Watch for the resulting foal(s) in spring 2013!!
Bella is currently NOT FOR SALE – she may or may not be finished with her show-career, she but destined for a permanent home in my future broodmare-band regardless!!
Bella is tested N/T (Tobiano) as well as N/Gbed but N/N on the other 4 of 5 panel diseases as well as N/N for OLWS (Lethal White)
SMART LITTLE LENA
MISS QUIXOTE SAN
PEPPY SAN BADGER
BUILT BY DOC
2018 Bay Splash FILLY APHA #1082,094
Sire: SPOOKS DELTA DUDE (Spooks Gotta Gun x Deltas Spicy Diamonds)
Dam: OMEGA KITTY (QH daughter of the one and only HIGH BROW CAT!!)
“SISTER” is the first filly from this cross after a long line of only-colts, so she is definitely being put onto the “keeper” list!! I think you’d have to travel many miles to find one as pretty as this filly and with her proven power-packed pedigree she is going to stay in MY herd and help me to continue my goal of producing the BEST APHA cowhorses around!!
Her sire, Spooks Delta Dude is a proven cowhorse with numerous accomplishments to his name, and his foals are definitely starting to make a mark and get noticed in the show-pen. This filly will be put into the program to continue to build his legacy – which I am SURE she will!!!
Sister’s dam, OMEGA KITTY is one of my favourite mares and is the dam of DFN SPOOKY CAT who has been putting APHA paint horses on the map in the QH filled world of Working Cow Horse in Western Canada the last couple years!! Although she isn’t quite as “LOUD” marked as her brother “Larry” I’m sure people will be watching and noticing this fancy filly as well when she hits the show pen!!
Sister is NOT being offered for sale at this time. I have chosen her as my own show-prospect to put into training, and she will one day be a replacement for her dam in my broodmare band to produce some awesome APHA cowhorse/cutting horse prospects in the years to come!!
"DFN SPOOKY COLORD"
2020 Sorrel Tovero (max-white) FILLY APHA #1102,932
Sire: SPOOKS DELTA DUDE (Spooks Gotta Gun x Deltas Spicy Diamonds)
Dam: DO BE COLORD (daughter of the one and only COLOR ME SMART out of daughter of Dual Pep)
"SNOW" is the first filly from this cross that I have put in my 'keeper pen' so I'm excited to see how she does in training!! Here's hoping we see her in the show-pen in 2023!!
(Apparently I really need to get some updated photos of this sweetie - for now we'll go with baby-pics)